“The Folks Behind The Funnies” Documentary

November 20th, 2014

The new documentary, The Folks Behind the Funnies, brings you up close and personal with twenty-one of the creators of the world's most famous newspaper comic strips - talking...

Read More →

Cartoonists Fight Bullying

October 20th, 2014

October is National Bullying Prevention Month in the United States. Founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, October is the month when communities nationwide focus efforts …

Read More →

The 2014 NCS Reuben Awards Show Video

October 18th, 2014

The full length video of the 2014 Reuben Awards Show, directed by Bill Morrison and featuring Tom Gammill as the Master of Ceremonies!

Read More →

NCS Awards

Each year, during the NCS Annual Reuben Awards Weekend, the Society honors the year's outstanding achievements in all walks of the profession. The society's greatest honor, the Reuben Award, is presented to the Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. Cartoonists in various professional divisions are also honored with special plaques for excellence in the fields of newspaper strips, TV animation, gag cartoons, comic books and more.

View All the Award Winners

NCS on Instagram

THE HISTORY OF THE NCS

The NCS was born in 1946 when groups of cartoonists got together to entertain the troops. They found that they enjoyed each other's company and decided to get together on a regular basis. Today, the NCS membership roster includes over 500 of the world's major cartoonists, working in many branches of the profession.

Learn More about the NCS

VIDEOS FROM THE NCS

2014 will see the launch of the NCS Masters Series, an ongoing series of documentaries profiling the greatest names in cartooning made freely available online. Check back soon for updates and announcements. In the meantime, here are some of the infamous Reuben Awards Ceremony Opening movies that traditionally kick off the annual black tie extravaganzas. Enjoy!

NCS FOUNDATION

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation is the charitable arm of the National Cartoonists Society. The NCS Foundation was formed in 2005 to continue the charitable and educational works that have been a hallmark of the NCS since its inception in 1946.

Check out the debut issue of our new digital magazine, The National Cartoonist! Interviews, features and rare cartoon art!

NCS Magazine

Every year, the NCS issues special limited-edition T-shirts to commemorate our appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con. Order your T-shirts here!

NCS T-Shirts